Not exactly. A Cue system doesn’t “detect” what’s happening inside the pan/cookware. If using the guided recipe functions, a Cue system will use target temperatures and timings which have been vetted by our culinary staff. In order to be successful, this process is dependent on cooks putting in pre-measured ingredients at specific times and following directions as instructed by the app. For example, if making a steak, the Hestan Cue app will first ask for a few inputs (ex. what cut of meat? How thick? What doneness?). Then, based on those inputs, it decides temperatures and timing of cooking events. There's also a "Control mode" function where the Cue is hands-off and lets you cook your own home recipes via non-guided cooking while retaining the famous temperature control feature.